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Car parking

Lewes district and Eastbourne have on-street parking, council-run parking and privately-run multi-storey car parks. Responsibility for parking services is shared with East Sussex County Council. Car parking prices differ from site to site.

Car parks

  • To find general car parks in Lewes district and in Eastbourne visit Parkopedia
  • You can view our car parks on a map. Alternatively, you can download a full list of the car parks below the map.

View Lewes and Eastbourne car parks in a larger map

The councils operate a number of Pay and Display and free car parks across the Lewes and Eastbourne area. The current charges are available to download. The councils also offer a range of permits for use in its Pay and Display car parks. Disabled badge holders can park free of charge.

Payment can be made by cash using coins. For Lewes district car parks, RingGo cashless parking is also available. RingGo allows you to pay using credit or debit card using a mobile phone app or you can pay over the telephone. Find out more about RingGo.

The following car parks have height restriction barriers set at 1.9 metres.

  • Newhaven - Bay Vue

The following car parks have height restriction barriers set at 2 metres.

  • Eastbourne - Devonshire Park 
  • Eastbourne - Fishermans Green East
  • Eastbourne - Princes Park
  • Eastbourne - Redoubt
  • Eastbourne - Southfields Road
  • Eastbourne - Sovereign Park East
  • Eastbourne - Sovereign Park West
  • Peacehaven - Roderick Avenue (north)
  • Peacehaven - Steyning Avenue
  • Peacehaven - Piddinghoe Avenue
  • Seaford - Buckle

The following car parks have height restriction barriers set at 2.1 metres.

  • Barcombe - High Street
  • Newhaven - Dacre Road
  • Newhaven - Denton Islands
  • Newhaven - West Quay
  • Seaford - Richmond Road

The following car parks have height restriction barriers set at 2.2 metres.

  • Telscombe - Fairlight Avenue

Eastbourne Borough Council manages concessionary permits for certain sites in Eastbourne.

Downland parking

Pay and display parking is free to holders of the Residents Leisure Card at the following downland car parks:   

  • Beachy Head
  • Warren Hill
  • Butts Brow

The Residents Card must be clearly displayed in the windscreen of your vehicle. To obtain a Residents Card, please bring your council tax bill to Eastbourne Borough Council, Customer First, 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne BN21 4TW or the Tourist Information Centre, Cornfield Road, Eastbourne, BN21 4QA.

An Annual Downland permit (£20) is available for non-residents and is valid for any of the three locations listed above. Apply for or renew a Downland parking permit online.

Seafront parking

Seafront permits are available for the following car parks at a cost of £40 per year. Your permit is only valid for one car park for the year.

  • Fishermans Green
  • Sovereign Park (Langney Point)
  • Princes Park
  • Redoubt

Apply for or renew a seafront parking permit online.

For members of seafront bowling clubs, a permit is available between 1 April and 31 October at a cost of £20. It is valid for one specified seafront car park.

  • Fishermans Green
  • Sovereign Park (Langney Point)
  • Princes Park
  • Redoubt

Apply for a Bowling Club Permit online.


Lewes District Council handles enquiries relating to concessionary permits at West Quay in Newhaven and Sutton Croft Lane in Seaford, please contact us if you need more information about these permits.

All other permit enquiries are managed by the Lewes Parking Shop.

Penalty charges are shown on the notice boards in each car park. Some penalties apply even in our free car parks. Find out more about parking tickets including how to pay.
To find on-street car parking zones and charges for Lewes and Eastbourne visit the East Sussex County Council website 

Downloads:

 TitleDownload
application/pdfLewes district council owned car parks (170KB)Download
 Lewes district council owned car parks with locations and tariffs
application/pdfFree car parks owned or managed by Lewes district council (113KB)Download
 A list of free car parks that are owned or managed by Lewes district council
application/pdfEastbourne borough council owned car parks (146KB)Download
 Eastbourne borough council car parks locations, tariffs and parking times
application/pdfCCTV privacy impact assessment Dacre Road Newhaven (166KB)Download
 Privacy impact assessment for Dacre Road multi storey car park in Newhaven